Women at War

By Jane Hwang - 2013-01-25T19:44:14Z

Photograph by Lynsey Addario/VII

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Medical Mission

Cpl. Lisa Gardner, a U.S. Marine with female engagement teams, attached to the 2/2, heads to the village of Lakari for a medical outreach in Helmand, Afghanistan. Most Afghan women in Helmand are not able to leave their homes, and are not able to be treated by male doctors as per cultural restrictions. Gardner assists by taking the vitals of the women, notes the symptoms, passes everything to the doctor on duty, who is male, for a rough diagnosis, then hands out medication.